Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017


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APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017

This is the third time we have collaborated with the Association for Project Management (APM) to run the APM Salary and Market Trends Survey.

This year’s survey was held in association with leading market researchers YouGov and saw a 16 per cent increase on last year receiving nearly 6,000 responses. Since its launch in 2015 the research has received over 13,700 responses from across the profession allowing the APM to build up a clearer picture of trends and emerging demands from across the profession and answer all the big questions:

  • What could I earn?
  • How does my experience compare to others?
  • Are others looking at new job opportunities too?

It provides a great benchmark for all of us and, let’s be honest, there’s nothing more interesting than taking a peek inside the mystery salary box.

The headlines:

  • The average (median) salary for APM respondents is £47,500
  • When we look at a split by age group we find the salaries almost mirror age: 18-24 is £27,500, 25-34 is £37,500, 35-44 is £47,500 and 44-54 is £47,500.
  • Contractors average day rate is £450

As industry experts, we were not surprised by the permanent salary average data. This aligned with our expectations. We were however surprised by the relatively lower than expected contract day rates.

The average day rate paid to contractors working through Wellingtone is £529, but this most likely reflects our greater involvement with more senior interim roles.

With three years of data now held representing respondents from APM and wider industry, the Salary and Market Trends Survey remains a vital piece of research for the project profession.

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